History Australia 14.1

The latest issue of History Australia is now available and features a collection of excellent articles from a range of historians including Amanda Nettelbeck, Jim Berryman and Amy McKernan, as well as exhibition and book reviews. All members of the AHA receive a subscription to the journal. To access it online from this website, log Read more …

‘Feminist Utopias: Past, Present, and Imagined’

CFP deadline: Monday 31 July 2017 Conference: Friday 8 September 2017, Australian National University, Canberra In this dystopic climate, how can we refocus feminist visions of transforming society across the divides of gender, race, class, ability, and global region? What types of utopias have been conjured in the past? Which promising ones are under construction? Read more …

Museums Victoria 1854 Student Scholarships

Applicants undertaking an Honours, Masters or PhD research project related to Museums Victoria’s collections or other museum activities, or in association with a museum researcher are eligible for scholarships of between $500 and $1,500. These will be awarded, in the fields of Natural Sciences, Humanities (including history and indigenous cultures) and Contemporary Museums (including museum Read more …

‘Australian Lives: An Intimate History’

Congratulations to Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson on publication in May 2017 of their book. Australian Lives: An Intimate History, which illuminates Australian life across the 20th and into the 21st century. From oral history interviews with Australians born between 1920 and 1989, fifty narrators reflect on their diverse experiences as children and teenagers, in midlife Read more …

‘Hidden in Plain View’

Congratulations to Paul Irish. His new book, to be published in May 2017. The book shows that although they were often ignored in colonial narratives, local Aboriginal people did not lose their culture and die out within decades of Governor Phillip’s arrival in Sydney in 1788. Rather, they maintained a strong bond with the coast and its Read more …

2016 Wang Gungwu Prize

Congratulations to Devleena Ghosh, who has won the Asian Studies Association of Australia’s (ASAA) 2016 Wang Gungwu Prize, a prestigious award for the best article in Asian Studies Review each year. Her article, ‘Burma–Bengal Crossings: Intercolonial Connections in Pre-Independence India’, which appeared in Asian Studies Review vol. 20, no. 2, explores cultural and personal flows Read more …